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Trade mark update: 11th Edition of the Nice Classification came into force on 1 January 2018

As many of you will know, the Nice Classification is the international system used to classify goods and services for trade mark purposes. The World Intellectual Property Office regularly updates and amends the Nice Classification in order to ensure that … Continue reading

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Spanish Treasure Hunter? Not so Fast Says 11th Circuit

In a case ripped from the tales of yore or the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals found that the U.S. courts had no in rem jurisdiction over a sunken Spanish ship. The … Continue reading

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11th Circuit affirms dismissal of qui tam suit on public disclosure grounds

On August 26, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's dismissal of U.S. ex rel. Lewis v. Walker, a qui tam alleging that several employees of the EPA, the Univ. of Georgia and the university's research foundation … Continue reading

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Wesley Snipes loses bid for new trial in the 11th Circuit

Here's the unpublished opinion affirming the denial of his motion for new trial. From the AP: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal by Snipes, who was convicted in 2008 on three misdemeanor counts of willful failure … Continue reading

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Night vision goggles don't prevent 11th Circuit from botching another trademark decision

I called out the 11th Circuit last year for faulty reasoning in a restaurant trademark dispute, and now, it appears, they've botched another trademark case. It was a dispute between a manufacturer of night vision goggles and its sales/distribution partner, … Continue reading

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